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Richard Travis (actor)

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Full Name  William Justice
TV shows  Lincoln
Role  Actor
Name  Richard Travis
Nationality  American

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Born  1913Paragould, Arkansas
Occupation  Actorreal estate agent
Died  July 11, 1989, California, United States
Movies  The Man Who Came to Dinner, Missile to the Moon, Mesa of Lost Women, Busses Roar, Escape from Crime
Similar People  Richard E Cunha, Monty Woolley, William Keighley, Ron Ormond, Mary Wickes

Not to be confused with the actor Richard Travis (born 1955), whose film credits since the 1980s have been mistakenly merged with those of this actor.


Richard Travis (1913–1989) was an American actor in films and television.

Early years

He was born William Benton Justice in Carlsbad, New Mexico and grew up in Paragould, Arkansas.


Travis began his Hollywood career in 1930s action films. The high point of his career was a lead role in the 1942 film comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), playing opposite Bette Davis. He had some other fairly important roles in the early 1940s, but his career soon declined. He spent World War II with the Army Air Forces's Broadway show Winged Victory.

In 1947, he starred in the B movie Backlash, which has become something of a cult classic among film noir fans.


Travis was busy in television roles in the early 1950s. He had the lead role of assistant Sheriff Rodger Barnett in the syndicated crime drama Code 3, which aired for thirty-nine episodes in 1957.

Real estate

Travis retired from acting to pursue a prominent career in California real estate under his birth name. He founded the William Justice Company and became an officer on the Beverly Hills Realty Board.

Military service

Travis served in the United States Army Air Forces.

Selected filmography

  • Escape from Crime (1942)
  • The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) as Bertram H. Jefferson
  • The Last Ride (1944)
  • Roaring City (1951)
  • Official Detective TV series episode 'The Creeper' as Robertson (1957)
  • References

    Richard Travis (actor) Wikipedia